In 1947 the New Yorker published a ten-page story about an average New York working man named Harry Dubin. What made Harry interesting was the fact that he was an average Joe, but an average Joe who was one of the first working-class people in his neighborhood that owned a television. Then in 1993 while doing research for another project, author and historian Jeff Kisseloff read the original 1947 New Yorker article and tracked Harry down to interview him. In the process Mr. Dubin shared these spectacular color images of himself back in 1947 doing various blue collar jobs throughout New York. While these photos are staged, the story is real. Read all about it here. [Found via Gothamist]
All photographs via The Kisseloff Collection.